Dealing with Debt Collection Scams – several videos from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dealing with debt collection issues can be challenging—especially when you’re not sure if the person contacting you is a legitimate debt collector or someone trying to scam you.

Debt Collection Scams

♦ “Protect Yourself From Debt Collection Scammers”

♦ “What is the best way to negotiate a settlement with a debt collector?”

♦ “3 Ways to Build Your Credit Score”

♦  “What homebuyers need to know about mortgage scams”

♦  “Meet Ms. Drain and Suggestions on How to Hire an Attorney”


debt collectorWhy do we have to protect ourselves from people intent on taking what is not theirs?  The only answer must be that they live in hell and hope to bring everyone else into that life so they feel better about themselves.  How do I deal with these scheming demons?  I never trust someone who calls me to solve my problems (they are just salesmen looking for a quick dollar).  Instead, I contact those I trust and ask for guidance or referrals.  Next, I trust my gut and ask lots of questions.  Most importantly, I surround myself with people who follow the golden rule “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

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